Customer Spotlight: London Early Years Foundation
Bikeworks*, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Bethnal Green, has now donated a total of 200 bikes to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), since their partnership began in 2018.
The latest addition of 16 bikes, which were built as part of a collaborative team building day with Thomson Reuters and organised by Bikeworks, will be shared across LEYF’s 39 charitable social enterprise nurseries.
This collaboration will form an important part of the LEYF-led initiative to get children active and help curb the Capital’s escalating childhood obesity epidemic. As statistics show, one in five children in the UK start school either overweight or obese. London Early Years Foundation is today urging both the London Mayor and Paul Cowperthwaite, TfL’s General Manager responsible for Santander Cycles to help fund a much wider scheme across the Capital to give every London child access to a bike whilst at nursery.
This clever partnership also provides brand new bikes to children whose parents may not be able to afford to buy one as well as enhancing their health and well-being.
Children from London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Barking Riverside Nursery & Preschool and Eastbury Nursery & Preschool keep active at Stratford’s Lee Valley Velo Park to celebrate the 200 bike donations from Jim Blakemore, CEO of Bikeworks.